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convention
an assembly of persons met for a common purpose
debt
something owed to another
treaty
an agreement or arrangement made by negotiation especially between two or more states or sovereigns
decree
an order usually having the force of the law
neutral
no engaged on either side (as in a political grouping)
deserter
one who quits his post without permission especially with the intent to remain away permanently
blockade
the isolation by a nation at war of a particular enemy area by means of troops or warships
invasion
entrance of an army into a country for conquest or plunder
bombardment
the act of attacking with artillery
reinforcements
additional troops or ships sent in for support as in wars or battles
statute
a law enacted by the legislative branch of a government
resolution
a formal expression of the opinion, will, or intent of an official body or assembled group
embargo
an order of a government prohibiting the departure of commercial ships from its ports
rector
the head of a university or school. a clergyman in charge of a church of parish
maritime
of or relating to navigation or commerce on the sea
ramparts
a broad embankment raised as a fortification or protective barrier
steeps
places with steep areas
conceals
to hide from sight or to keep secret
discloses
exposes to view or makes known
treason
to attempt to overthrow the government of the state to which one owes allegiance or to bring about its defeat in war